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« on: December 19, 2009, 11:31:42 am »

A Slaty-legged Crake a migrant bird with long toes and distinctive chestnut head that is not very common in Colombo was rescued near the Bambalapitiya flats on November 28.


Those who spotted the unusual bird alerted Tariq Abideen, a member of the Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka (FOGSL) - the birdwatching society that works on studying and conserving birds. The bird was provided some water and sheltered from possible predators. It was later handed over to FOGSL

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slaty-legged_Crake
http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=2832&m=0

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